It is wooden industrial art object which it is shallow, and beauty that moreunoka (thing in imitation of eddy, form), aiushinoka (thing in imitation of form with sashimi), Ainu patterns such as shikunoka (thing in imitation of eyes, form), scale carving called ramuramunoka (thing in imitation of scale, form) are put for while being daily necessity which we can use in everyday life for a long time had at the Bon Festival of simple shape.
These trays are made of flat wood, and they are beautiful and practical items that can be used in everyday life. The wood is carved with traditional Ainu motifs such as the moreunoka (spiral motif), aiushinoka (thorn motif), shikunoka (eye motif), and also ramuramunoka (scale motif).
How to make
①We saw up raw woods into a board form and let you naturally dry for 3-4 years. ②Board collecting (we flatten the surface of board and cut to size to produce.) ③Model (we do barbarity and fix bottom, corner.) ④Pattern carving (we draw sketch and make line carving along sketch. We put doublet around main pattern to carve hollow to deepen shadow of pattern, and to do expression of carving wealthily.) ⑤Scale carving (we engrave into division and we carve and wake up.)
1. Raw wood is carved into a tray shape, and left to dry for three to four years.
2. Itatori (the surface is made flat, and the size to be used is cut out.)
3. Katadori (the rough shape is carved, and the base and corners are formed.)
4. Monyobori (the design is sketched on, then lines are carved following the sketch. The design is emphasized by carving deeper lines, and in order to make the carving more expressive, the important patterns are surrounded by a second set of lines.)
5. The scale pattern is carved (tiny squares are scored, then carved.)